Horse Health Matters®

Emergency Preparedness - Transporting Your Equine

by Flossie Sellers

April 11, 2017 11:31

Some horses fear trailers. Read the do's and don'ts of trailering and how practice in trailering your horse pays off in an emergency …

Do Homemade Equine Fly Sprays Really Work …

by Katie Navarra

April 20, 2017 10:44

Learn about making your own fly sprays and why it is important to closely monitor your horse when you make changes in the products used on and around equines …

Therapies for Horse Injuries, Aches, and Pains

by Katie Navarra

April 22, 2017 11:45

Any athlete will tell you that a hard workout leads to joint aches, stiffness and pain. Our equine athletes suffer the same. Learn about some therapies that are …

Hoof Care

The Importance of Picking

Flossie Sellers

The Importance of Picking

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:25

Learn why picking your horse's hoof regularly is important and learn the 3 basic steps necessary to do a thorough cleaning of your horse's hooves using a hoof …

Tip of the Day

Don't let hooves get overgrown. Clipped hoooves chip less, hold less snow and mud and provide more grip on slippery surfaces.

Horse Hoof Abscesses: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

by Miriam Rieck

April 30, 2017 18:10

You go to feed your horse and he is standing in the far corner of the paddock. You notice a very pronounced limp as he walks to his feeder. Did he break a bone …

General Care

How To Avoid Tapeworm Troubles In Your Horse

Nikki Alvin-Smith

How To Avoid Tapeworm Troubles In Your Horse

by Nikki Alvin-Smith

October 13, 2018 11:20

Tapeworms are hard to detect in horses. Many veterinarians treat for tapeworms in the fall/early winter with a dose of a Praziquantel based dewormer …

General Care

Fever in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Fever in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

November 8, 2018 11:18

Every horse owner should get an idea what their horse’s normal temperature is by taking it daily for a few days …

Dental Care

Dental Care for Older Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dental Care for Older Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

February 1, 2019 09:18

Most dental problems in older horses involve teeth wearing out, uneven wear, or just the fact that the teeth are missing. This article provides the horse owner …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Headstall

The portion of a bridle that consists of the straps that go over the head, along the cheek and around the throatlatch.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

Everyday is a good day when you are around horses.

Hannah

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